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Our hand and wrist doctor is a recognized expert in the field and has the specialized knowledge and training to assess, diagnose, and treat a full range of hand and wrist injuries and conditions. 

Giving us the ability to touch, grasp, hold, and so much more, the hand is essential for the tasks of daily life. So when we experience a injury or condition that leaves us with hand pain, the impact can be detrimental. There are several common conditions and injuries that often occur in the hand and can be treated by a physician or surgeon, including: 

  • Arthritis, or a degenerative condition causing pain and stiffness
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, or numbness and tingling from a pinched nerve
  • Hand and finger disorders, or abnormalities caused by an injury or condition
  • Hand fractures, or a break in a bone within the hand
  • Ligament tears or dislocations, or an injury to the tissues of the hand
  • Nerve injuries, or an injury to the nervous tissue
  • Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease from wear and tear
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, or a chronic inflammation disorder
  • Sports injuries, or an injury to the hand as a result of sports-related activity
  • Tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis), or inflammation of the tendons
  • Trauma, or an unexpected injury to the hand
  • Trigger finger, or a condition that bends and then snaps the finger

When to Choose a Hand & Wrist Doctor Near You

Suffering from lingering symptoms of hand pain can lead to a prolonged or progressive condition or injury in patients. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a hand specialist near you for treatment:

  • Discoloration or change in appearance
  • Experiencing pain that spreads throughout the arm
  • Inability to participate in daily activities without pain
  • Loss of function or feeling
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness
  • Severe pain that does not improve with rest

The Hand & Wrist Expert at
Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates

Our fellowship-trained hand surgeon, Dr. Douglas Wisch, is experienced and skilled in providing expert care for our hand and upper extremity patients. Though many issues can be treated conservatively without surgery through the use of anti-inflammatory medication, injections, or hand therapy, there are disorders that may require hand surgery. If surgery is necessary for you, Dr. Wisch has the advanced training and expertise in hand surgery, including microsurgery, to perform several advanced surgical procedures and minimally invasive techniques for the hand, elbow, and wrist including:

  • Joint reconstruction of the hand
  • Microsurgery
  • Xiaflex

At Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, our expert doctors and staff understand the first step towards reducing your hand pain and restoring your health is a proper diagnosis to determine the specific cause of your pain. To schedule a consultation with our fellowship-trained specialist to discuss your condition and treatment options, you may request an appointment online or call (860) 482-8539 and be seen in Torrington or Bristol.